COLUMBIA, Mo. — Golfers returned to the green in support of Missouri 4-H youths Sept. 21 at the 11th annual 4-H Clover Classic Golf Tournament in Columbia. Presenting sponsors were Climate Field View, a subsidiary of Bayer; and Great American Insurance-Crop Division.
“The generosity of our partners and friends is incredible. Together we raised more than $69,000 for Missouri 4-H, a record for the Clover Classic Golf Tournament,” said Rachel Augustine, director of the Missouri 4-H Foundation. “Thirty-one teams joined us in support of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.”
Co-chair Bob Idel and MU Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart welcomed players, thanking everyone for their ongoing support of youths in Missouri before challenging teams to have fun on the golf course while supporting Missouri 4-H.
The Bob Idel Championship Cup for first place was presented to Team 21, represented by Ben Gallup, Al Green, Tom Schwacker and Terry Nixon. Awards for the second place Championship Flight went to the Commerce Trust team of Lyle Johnson, Dave Baugher, Kyle Reynolds and David Nivens.
Awards for the first place A Flight went to the FCI Advisors-Midwest Trust team of Bill Courtney, Jeff Otto, Brian Perott and Stu Berkley. Awards for the second place A Flight went to the American Outdoor Brands team of April Anderson, Chris Lang, Troy Brocaw and Tanner Gill.
Awards for first place B Flight went to the Three Gents and a Lad team of Jim Meyer, Alex, Meyer, Jim Patrico and Kelly Schwalbe. Awards for second place B Flight went to the Missouri Farm Bureau team of Jennifer Poindexter, Shannon Dravenstott, Tyler Madsen and Blake Rollins.
Foursomes teed off under the banner of hat sponsor FCS Financial.
Platinum sponsors included American Outdoor Brands, MFA Inc. and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.
Gold sponsors included American Angus Association, Kelli Jo and Kyle Buettner, Central Crop Insurance Services Inc., Midwest Trust and FCI Advisors, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners, T. C. Jacoby and George Thomas.
Silver sponsors included Boone Electric Cooperative, Brownfield Ag News, Fabregas family, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa, Bud Hertzog, Lyle and Velma Houts family, Bob and Pam Idel, Doug and Emily Kueker, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Ribus Inc., Bill Riggins, Marla J. Tobin, Ernie Verslues and Vivayic.
Players enjoyed lunch provided by the Missouri Pork Association and Peachtree Catering. Lunch was prepared by Don Nikodim of the Missouri Pork Association and Mike Deering of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Fechtel Beverage & Sales Inc. was the beverage sponsor.
Hole and Team sponsors included Advanced Diesel & Auto Repair, Art’s Pest Control, Audsley family Farms LLC, Rachel, Adam and Alex Augustine, David Baker and Robin Walker (two hole sponsorships), Keith and Ruth Boyer, Bilby Ranch | Chad Bilby, Robert Bohl Family Enterprises, Brammer family, Kellie Bray and Kristie Bray-Larson, Brevant, Chastity A. Menz CPA LLC, Coleman Appliance, Commerce Trust, Copenhaver Farms, Tom and Deniece Cox, DeShon Brothers, E. M. Burger Foundation, Edward Jones | David Reid, Edward Jones | Matt Peiter, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Epperson Family Farms, Exchange Bank of Missouri, Farm Credit Southeast Missouri, FCS Financial Crop Insurance, Fisher Hogs, Fordyce Farms, Mark and Mary Goth, Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, Dana and Clay Haynes, Heimer and Associates, Henderson’s Implement, Joan and John Hickman, David and Linda Janish, John Saunders Real Estate, Kevin and Carol Langford, Law Offices of Haden & Colbert, Luecke’s Roofing, LLC, Brock Lutz, MFA Oil Inc., Midwest Dairy, Missouri Egg Council, Missouri Friends of NRA, Missouri Southern Seeds, Missouri State Fair, MO-AG, Earl Niemeyer, Jim Ollar, Diane Olson, Osage Seed & Chemical LLC, Perry Ag Lab, Rain and Hail, Rock Bridge Financial, Rosebud Tractor and Equipment (two hole sponsorships), State Representative Bruce Sassmann, Sparks Maintenance Contracting, St. James Winery, Marshall and Jan Stewart, Swift and Co. Realty, Sharon and Kent Topliff, UBS | Kate Greco, United Country Land and Lake Properties, Franklin County Animal Medical, Hunt Tainter, DVM (two hole sponsorships), Brad and Lauren Zobrist | Pepsi-Cola of New Haven.
Players won cash and prizes donated by A. L. Gustin Golf Course, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Elaine Bankston, Jim and Kathy Berger, Chigger Creek Wood Products, Chocolaterie Stam, Drury Inn, Fahrmeier Family Winery, FCS Financial, FCS Financial Crop Insurance, Hair Unlimited | Rob Eichelberger, Deanna Harper, Joan and John Hickman, KC Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Center, Les Bourgeois Winery, Lost Hill Insulation, Missouri Grown, Missouri Wine and Grape Board, MU School of Health Professions, Noah’s Ark Veterinary Service, OBP, Osage River Popcorn Co., Jennifer Poindexter, Marie Schick, Leah Stotts, University of Missouri President’s Office, Wenwood Farm Winery, Doug and Jeanne Westhues, White Mule Winery and Chris Willow.
The Clover Classic committee was led by co-chairs Bob Idel and John Raines and included Rachel Augustine, Breanne Brammer, Kelli Jo Buettner, Wendy Hall, Dana Haynes, Doug Kueker, Don Nikodim, Ruth Pirch, Leah Stotts, Ernie Verslues, Casey Wasser and Chris Willow.
About Missouri 4-H
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for careers tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly 6 million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills.
University of Missouri Extension 4-H connects the technical knowledge of Mizzou youths across Missouri learning about the sciences, leadership, citizenship and skills for life. For 70 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been managing funds for the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, providing higher education scholarships and recognizing 4-H volunteers.
— University of Missouri Extension